MOBILE SOCIAL WORK

ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

SOCIAL MEDIA, PRIVACY, AND INTERNET SECURITY

Social Workers are always pondering the question use or not use when it comes to social media and social networking sites. Social Media is a great a tool to quickly inform, organize, or mobilize large groups of people in wide spread geographical areas. However with any tool, lack of training on its capabilities can end disastrously for you. You wouldn’t attempt to use a chain saw without the proper training and safety equipment. Would you? Although social media seems less frightening, entities like employers, insurance companies, criminal and civil investigators, and many more are using sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin to find information about you. Not to mention, Google and third party partners are also entitled to that information unless you take precautions to protect yourself. You can’t protect your privacy on social networking sites, if you don’t understand how you are vulnerable.

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This entry was posted on June 5, 2012 by in Security, Social Media.
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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